Doctor S sez: Here's hoping 2011 will bring as many great games and performances as 2010 did.
Thursday, Dec. 30
Men's college basketball, Millsaps New Year's Classic, Belhaven vs. Mississippi College (5 p.m.) and Rust at Millsaps (7 p.m.): The area's denominational schools meet in a church holiday classic.
Friday, Dec. 31
Men's college basketball, Alcorn State at Ole Miss (7 p.m., Oxford, Fox Sports South, 97.3 FM): The Braves and Rebels meet in an
Saturday, Jan. 1
College football, Gator Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Michigan
(12:30 p.m., Jacksonville, Fla., ESPN2, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs must find a way to slow down the Wolverines. Can the Wolverines contain the quicker Bulldogs? ... Rose Bowl, TCU vs. Wisconsin (4 p.m., ESPN): The Horned Frogs have crashed the BCS party for the second straight year. Can they knock off the Badgers?
Sunday, Jan. 2
NFL football, Tampa Bay at New Orleans (noon, Ch. 40, 620 AM): The Saints still have a shot at the NFC South title, while the Bucs have to win to make the playoffs. ... Men's college basketball, Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss (6 p.m., Oxford, CSS, 97.3 FM): The Rebels play the Lions in a rare Sunday home game.
Monday, Jan. 3
College football, Orange Bowl, Stanford vs. Virginia Tech
(7:30 p.m., ESPN): The Cardinal and Hokies present an intriguing matchup of two of the nation's best.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
College football, Sugar Bowl, Ohio State vs. Arkansas (7:30 p.m., ESPN): Four Buckeyes got caught breaking the rules. Since they don't play for an SEC school, the NCAA says, "Play on."
Wednesday, Jan. 5
Men's college basketball, Ole Miss at SMU (7 p.m., Dallas, 97.3 FM): The Rebels aim to corral the Ponies in their final game before SEC play begins.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who hopes this magnetic wristband will cure the dreaded deadline doom.